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Popular Song in the First World War: An International Perspective

Popular Song in the First World War: An International Perspective (Hardback)

Edited by Mullen, John

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What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around t... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138478466
Barcode 9781138478466
Published 19 October 2018 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781138478466
ISBN-10 1138478466
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 19 October 2018
International Publication Date 13 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Mullen, John
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Folk Music
Rock & Pop Music
Popular Culture
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: First World War
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 260
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 658g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Popular music - History and criticism - 1911-1920, World War, 1914-1918 - Music and the war
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 782.4216409041
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around the world, and with very different approaches, bring to life the entertainment of a century ago, to show the role it played in the lives of our ancestors. The reader will meet with the penniless lyricist, the theatre chain owner, the cross-dressing singer, fado composer, stage Scotsman or rhyming soldier, whether they come from Serbia, Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Portugal or elsewhere, in this fascinating exploration of showbiz before the generalization of the gramophone. Singing was a vector for patriotic support for the war, and sometimes for anti-war activism, but it was much more than that, and expressed and constructed debates, anxieties, social identities and changes in gender roles. This work, accompanied by many links to online recordings, will allow the reader to glimpse the complex role of popular song in people's lives in a period of total war.

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Author's Bio

John Mullen is Professor at Rouen University. He is author of 'The Show Must Go On': Popular Song in Britain during the First World War (Ashgate 2015). He has published widely on questions of popular music between 1880 and 1920, and on the history and historiography of the First World War, and is also the editor of the French Journal of British Studies.

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